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Total crime 27%
Violent crime 12%
Property crime 30%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChelsea/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,171 (estimate)2,0002,489
Murdern/an/an/a1.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a36.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a27.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a200.4250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)423 (estimate)267379
Burglaryn/an/an/a371.1340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a163.0219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,748 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Chelsea crime rates are 27% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Chelsea are 12% higher than the national average
  • In Chelsea you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Chelsea is safer than 21% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Chelsea has increased by 3%

Chelsea crime map

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The Chelsea crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Chelsea as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Chelsea crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Chelsea (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chelsea

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chelsea is 1 in 237
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chelsea is 1 in 37
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Chelsea is 1 in 32

      Year Over Year Crime In Chelsea (per 100,000 people)

      Chelsea police department

      ItemChelseaIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a3,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.83.3

      Sex offenders in Iowa

      StateTotal offendersIowa /100KNational /100K
      Iowa6,040205266
      There are a total of 6,040 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 205 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 23% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

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      Brooklyn, IA1,422114741855
      Victor, IA1,026121786907
      Belle Plaine, IA2,5621368861,022
      Toledo, IA2,2581429211,062
      Holiday Lake, IA3231961,2711,467
      Tama, IA2,8327698061,575
      Luzerne, IA1382821,8342,117
      Chelsea, IA2424232,7483,171

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lake Tomahawk, WI2423151,5791,894
      Kapowsin, WA2423543,2323,587
      Yaak, MT2423651,9772,342
      Jamaica, IA2423732,4242,797
      Etowah, AR24201,2621,262
      Chelsea, IA2424232,7483,171
      Source: The Chelsea, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.